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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:36 am

Salix mucronata
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Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:51 pm

AG, Thank you for the stunning pics, but more importantly for the making this a great learning experience for me. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:34 pm

Montiniaceae
Montinia caryophyllacea
Afrikaans name: Peperbos
English:No english name,but peperbush will do.
Grow up to 2meter in height. There is also only 1 Montinia specie in Southern Africa.Male and female flowers occur in separate plants.
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Unread post by pops » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:06 pm

Oddly enough not mentioned in either of the van Wyk books which I have. :(

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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:05 pm

Searsia populifolia

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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:31 am

Rhigosum trichotomum
Bignoniaceae- granaatfamilie
Afrikaans name: Driedoring
English:
Tricho,the specie name refers to the afrikaans name drie which means three,also refers to the way the stems are situated on the plant.
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:31 am

Grewia flava
Afrikaans name: Wilderosyntjie
English: Velvet brandybush
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:53 am

Tamarix usneoides
Afrikaans name: Abiekwasgeelhout
English: Wild tamarix
Leaves with flowers.
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:48 pm

Olea europaea subsp. africana
Afrikaans name: Olienhout
English: Wild olive
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:49 am

Ziziphus mucronata
Afrikaans name: Blinkblaar-wag-n-bietjie
English: Buffalo thorn
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Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:53 am

Thank you again AG for all the informative information..and great pics. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:31 pm

Family: Ebenaceae
Euclea undulata
Afrikaans name: Ghwarriebos
English: Common guarri
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:46 pm

Nymania capensis
Afrikaans name: Klapperbos
English: Chinese lanterns
This plant grow up to 2.5 m tall,flowers are light pink to red and the fruit are inflated.
A palatable plant. There is also only one Nymania-specie in South- Africa.
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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:07 am

Ok I have covered all scrubs and trees for AFNP, by means of the pics, I will post pics of plants like the annuals and herbacious types,bulbs and so on.Most of the time visitors to our National Parks do not have the oppurtunity to see them,so this will basically be just a window for those who are interested and just want to learn more. :)

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Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:57 am

Euphorbia avasmontana
Afrikaans name:
English:Crown of thorns
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